Eat the Storms – The Podcast Podcast – Episode 15 – Season 3

Podcast available on Spotify, Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Player FM, Radio Public, OverCast, PocketCast, CastBox, ITunes, Podbean and many more platforms.

This final episode of Season 3 aired first on Saturday 16th October 2021. The guests were Beth Brooke, Rachel Coventry, Richard LeRue, Amanda Nicholson and Gary Gautier, produced and hosted by Damien B. Donnelly. Below are details and links to all the guest stars…

Beth Brooke

Beth Brooke is a retired teacher. She was born in the Middle East and spent most of her childhood there but now she lives in Dorset next to the stunning Jurassic Coast. Her debut collection, Landscape With Birds will be published by Hedgehog Press next year. She has work in a number of online journals, including 192, Barren, Sledgehammer, The Cabinet of Heed and Apex. She has work in the York Literary Review, Dreich Overflow edition, the Pandemic anthology by Gloucester Poetry Festival and in the Folklore Secret Chords Anthology. She is about to be published by Marble, Poetry Bus, Dawn Treader and Obsessed With Pipework. 

Beth is on Twitter at

Read more poems from Beth online including this one at Barren

Rachel Coventry

Rachel Coventry’s poems appear or are forthcoming in The North, The Moth, Poetry Ireland Review, Stand, Southword, The Irish Times, and The Shop. She holds a PhD in Philosophy from the National University of Ireland, Galway. Her debut collection Afternoon Drinking in the Jolly Butchers (2018) is published by Salmon Poetry.  

Rachel is on Twitter at  and on Instagram at @rachel_coventry

Find out more about Rachel and Afternoon Drinking at the Jolly Butchers at Salmon Poetry

Richard LeDue

Richard LeDue (he/him) currently lives in Norway House, Manitoba. He is a Best of the Net nominee. His first chapbook came out in 2020, and a second chapbook in 2021. As well, his third chapbook, “The Kind of Noise Worth Writing Down,” is forthcoming in early 2022 from Kelsay Books.

Richard is on Twitter at

Find Richard’s collections The Loneliest Age and Winnipeg Vacation on Amazon at

Gary Gautier

Gary Gautier is the author of the forthcoming book, Schematics and Assemblies of the Cosmic Heart, shortlisted for the Faulkner-Wisdom Poetry Prize which was preceded by his poetry chapbook, Year of the Butterfly (2017). His poetry has appeared in Masticadores (2021), Solid Quarter (2010), Natchez Poetry Anthology (2006), Concrete Wolf (2002), Louisiana English Journal (1998), and The Silver Quill Anthology (1996). His novels and poetry have been shortlisted for the Faulkner-Wisdom Prize, a children’s book featured in the Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Market and a scholarly book selected for Edwin Mellen Press’s Studies in British Literature series. His novel, Hippies was selected for radio interviews on KSKQ Oregon and WRBH New Orleans, and a screen adaptation of his novel, Mr. Robert’s Bones, was selected to the second round (top 10%) at the Austin Film Festival. Born in New Orleans, he has hitchhiked through 16 countries and 35 states, run two marathons, and once, due to a series of misadventures, spent six months as the chef at a French restaurant. He has a Ph.D. (U of Colorado) and MA (UT Austin) in Literature.

Gary Gautier is on Twitter at and on Instagram at @drggautier

Follow Gary at his website

And at his blog

Amanda Nicholson

Amanda Nicholson is an author, poet, podcast co-host and copywriter from Manchester. She co-hosts the book review podcast Reading in Bed. She writes under the name of Amanda Steel. Her books include Ghost of Me (which was a finalist in the Author Elite 2020 awards), two full length poetry books, and several chapbooks. She has also edited two anthologies; From the Shadows, and Words to Remember. Amanda’s poetry has been broadcast on BBC Radio Manchester, and her story Clown Control was featured on The NoSleep Podcast.  

Amanda is on Twitter at  and on Instagram at @AmandaSteel37

You can follow Amanda on her blog at  

You can follow her on Facebook at 

You can find her books on Amazon at  

Damien B Donnelly, Producer, Host and Poet

Damien B Donnelly returned to Ireland in 2019 after 23 years in Paris, London and Amsterdam, working in the fashion industry as a pattern maker for various brands including Calvin Klein, & Other Stories, Pepe Jeans, Reiss and G-Star. His writing focuses on identity, fragility and connection. His interests revolve around falling over and learning how to get back up while baking delicious cakes. His work had been published in numerous journals online and in print including Black Bough Poetry, Barren Magazine, Anti Hereon Chic, Icefloe Press and The Bangor Literary Journal. His debut poetry pamphlet Eat the Storms, which was featured on the Poetry Book Society Winter List 2020/21 and his Stickleback micro collection Considering Canvases with Boys were both published by The Hedgehog Poetry Press. His next collection with be a conversation pamphlet he co-wrote with fellow Irish poet Eilín de Paor called In the Jitterfritz of Neon. He is currently finishing his first full collection documenting his love affair with Paris called Enough!

He is on Twitter at and instagram at @damiboy

You can follow him and buy his Eat the Storms debut pamphlet and his Stickleback micro collection at is website

Backing music for Eat the Storms is from Purple Planet Royalty Free Music, with thanks…

You can find us on many platforms including Spotify and here is the link…

Published by deuxiemepeau

Published poet, writer, baker and former fashion maker, with footprints in Paris, London and Amsterdam but currently back home in Dublin with sights aimed at leaving a mark on the West coast one clear fine day...

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